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Los Angeles Times | Nov 17, 2017

You can fly to Phuket, Thailand, for $400 round-trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees, on China Southern, using the money you save on airfare for a splurge at the island resort in the Andaman Sea. The fare, subject to availability, is for travel Jan. 17 through May 3. You must stay at least...

Guardian | Nov 17, 2017

The singer is reported to have been refused a visa – but she’s far from the first western star to be denied entry to the countryName: Katy PerryAge: 33 Related: Justin Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour' Continue reading...

Time | Nov 17, 2017

“America First” is finally here… and it doesn’t look much different to what came before. But trade is the area we’re seeing the most obvious unwind of American global leadership. Here, a look at the current state of five major trade deals in the era of Trump’s “America First.”
The big Asia deal the U.S. walked away from
One of Trump’s first acts as President was to withdraw the U.S. from the Transpacific Partnership (TPP), a deal which would have governed the trade rules and practices of 12 countries and...

Los Angeles Times | Nov 17, 2017

Lakers coach Luke Walton believes that point guard Lonzo Ball was deeply affected by the arrest of his brother LiAngelo last week during a trip to China with the UCLA basketball team. “[It’s] got to. It’s family,” Walton said. “They’re a close family. If my younger brother was in China being arrested,...

Guardian | Nov 17, 2017

Bluegogo, China’s third largest bike sharing company, reported to be in financial trouble China’s third largest bike sharing company has reportedly run into financial trouble, amid a wave of busts and consolidations in an industry that took the country by storm this year.Bluegogo burned through 600m yuan (£68m) in investor funding in the year since it was founded by its youthful CEO Li Gang, deploying 700,000 bikes across cities in China.

Guardian | Nov 17, 2017

The 21st century’s new global superpower is not just Zimbabwe’s ‘all-weather friend’ and top trade partner, close ties go back to the 1970s liberation era A visit to Beijing last Friday by Zimbabwe’s military chief, General Constantino Chiwenga, has fuelled suspicions that China may have given the green light to this week’s army takeover in Harare.

Foxnews | Nov 17, 2017

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first state visit to Beijing after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago.

Time | Nov 16, 2017

(UNITED NATIONS) — Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow.
The result of the two votes means that the expert body — the Joint Investigative Mechanism known as the JIM — will cease operations when its current mandate expires at midnight Thursday.
The U.S., its allies and human rights groups called it a serious blow to efforts to hold accountable those...

Foxnews | Nov 16, 2017

China is sending its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years amid a prolonged chill in relations.

Foxnews | Nov 16, 2017

Activists are describing a drastic deterioration in China's treatment of human rights campaigners as the country's most powerful leader in a generation associates China's rise as a global power with highly authoritarian, one-party rule.

Foxnews | Nov 16, 2017

The Latest on China's responses to tensions over North Korea's nuclear program (all times local): 8:30 p.m.

Guardian | Nov 16, 2017

General met Chinese military leaders and defence minister in Beijing on eve of move against Robert MugabeWhen one of the architects of Zimbabwe’s low-key coup landed in Beijing last week he was met by two of the most senior members of the world’s largest military force.

New York Times | Nov 16, 2017

As the House of Representatives weighs a repeal, automakers are gathering in China, a country demanding they sell more electric cars.

New York Times | Nov 16, 2017

Enter Hallstatt, Austria, a small town in the Alps, and its replica in southern China in 360 video. Explore the towns’ more-than-similar architectural features.

npr | Nov 16, 2017

A private school in Beijing caters to children whose parents have moved to the city for work. Moving from place to place requires permission, though — and these children's families broke the rules.(Image credit: Alyssa Edes/NPR)

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